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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Judge refuses to toss challenge to Senate redistricting maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Although Floridians have voted and a new state Legislature has moved into the Capitol, voting-rights groups are still challenging the GOP-drawn state Senate redistricting maps — and on Thursday, a Leon County refused lawmakers'...
  • Merit pay lawsuit (over SB 736) to be argued Wednesday

     
    The lawsuit the Florida Education Association filed over the state's teacher merit pay law is to be heard in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The teachers union sued over the new law (created by Senate bill 736 in 2011) arguing the changes it brought about &#...
  • 1st DCA finds for Orbitz et al in bed-tax dispute

     
    By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Rejecting arguments that counties have been shortchanged, a state appeals court Thursday sided with the online-travel industry in a major legal battle about payment of hotel bed taxes. The...
  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday. The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...
  • Judge finds GOP consultants in contempt over redistricting-records fight

    TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge has held three prominent Republican consultants in contempt for not handing over thousands of pages of private records detailing their work in last year's contentious redistricting fight. Leon County Judge Terry...
  • 3 FAMU students arrested for hazing out of jail

    3 FAMU students arrested for hazing out of jail
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida A&M University marching band members are free after spending the night in jail on charges that they beat a fellow Marching 100 member in a hazing ritual. Sean Hobson, Aaron Golson and James Harris all left the...
  • Inmate's beef with soy doesn't go down well

    Court reporter Steve Hudak wrote a clever lead on a story that ran on Page A1 Monday: "Lake Correctional Institution inmate Eric Harris has a beef with prison food." The truth is that Harris wants beef in his prison food. Along with pork. Not to...
  • Michelle Obama to speak in Gainesville, Tally Monday

     
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be campaigning in college towns in two rallies for her husband President Barack ObamaMonday, at the University of Florida in Gainesville afternoon and in Tallahassee in the evening. She will appear at the Stephen C. O’...
  • Florida State student arrested for selling fake Clemson tickets

     
    A Florida State student was arrested Tuesday for printing and selling counterfeit tickets to this Saturday's FSU vs. Clemson game at Doak Campbell Stadium. According to a booking report provided by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the FSU student was...
  • Union threatens prison health-care privatization lawsuit

     
    By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Another lawsuit over prison health care looms as the latest salvo in a protracted struggle between the state Department of Corrections and the union representing state workers. The 14-...
  • Seminole schools attorney recognized

     
    Ned Julian, longtime attorney for the Seminole School Board, has been honored by his Florida counterparts for his service to the school district.  Julian has been named this year's winner of the C. Graham Carothers Award of Excellence. It's handed...